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What is Enlightenment?

Postby milarepa » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:50 pm

It's probably fair to say that the majority of people in the spiritual world, and those in Vedanta (making a subtle difference), come to it out of a need to be, or at least, to feel whole and complete. Any venture any of us embark upon, be it drinking a can of beer, eating a meal, or seeking enlightenment, each activity we take is to bring us closer to that feeling/experience/sensation of wholeness.

What does enlightenment mean to you? Is it some lofty pursuit, that only a select few are able to reach? Something you only know by reading in books? Perhaps movies is the closest you feel you have came to it?

One of the notable things regarding Vedanta, is that is demystifies Enlightenment. Sure there are still conditions that range from favorable to necessity, but not only does Vedanta show us that we are already that which we seek, it also reveals that enlightenment, that is, the appreciation of our existing enlightenment, is already here. In plain sight. Ready to be assimilated and appreciated by each of us.

Vedanta is the perfect vehicle for enlightenment. The one that is more sure, and more faster, than any other. The most ordinary de facto status. Yet...extraordinary in it's simplicity. A knowledge, and appreciation of said knowledge, that changes nothing - yet changes everything.

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